Chapter 13

The Use of Electrokinetic Geosynthetics to Improve Soft Soils

Stephanie Glendinning1; Colin J.F.P. Jones1; John Lamont-Black2    1 Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK2 Electrokinetic Ltd., Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

Abstract

The usual applications of geosynthetics are related to the civil engineering and environmental industries and are well established as providing filtration, separation, reinforcement, and drainage and acting as barriers. In use, conventional geosynthetic materials have a passive role; for example, barriers stop the passage of liquids, reinforcement provides tensile resistance, and drains provide a passage for water. New applications for geosynthetics can be identified if the geosynthetic can provide an ...

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